Social facilitation, Carduelis spinus, Foraging behavior, Personality, Neophobia
shows heritable variation in humans.
Stability of food neophobia
from infancy through early childhood.
Representations by caregivers, teachers, and children on food, nutrition, health, and school breakfast contributions for the "ESNUT" nutritional stabilization program/Representaciones de cuidadores, profesores y ninos sobre alimentacion, nutricion, salud y desayunos escolares/Representacoes de cuidadores, professores e criancas sobre alimentacao, nutricao, saude e cafe da manha escolares
The study 'also found an additional effect of food technology neophobia
1992) "Development of a scale to measure the trait of food neophobia
in humans" Appetite, 19: 105-120.
In some respects, food neophobia
, or the aversion to trying new foods, is similar to child temperament or personality.
RAUDENBUSH, 2012, << Effects of Food Neophobia
and Food Neophilia on Diet and Metabolic Processing>>, Food and Nutrition Sciences, 3: 1397-1403.
This trait - known as food neophobia
- is nature's way of protecting them from harm.
Previous research has shown a similar genetic influence for food neophobia
in 8 to 11-year-olds (78 percent) and adults (69 percent), suggesting that the impact of genes on food neophobia
is constant across the developmental spectrum.
Food and general neophobia
and their relationship with self-reported food choice: familial resemblance in Swedish families with children of ages 7-17 years.
Further pharmacological validation of the BALB/c neophobia
in the free exploratory paradigm as an animal model of trait anxiety.
All children are born with neophobia
, a fear of new things.